Impact of Caregiver Health Literacy on Care Outcomes for Children with Chronic Health Conditions

Track: 30 Minute Podium

Session Number: 303B
Date: Thu, Apr 25th, 2019
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Description:

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Session Type: Evidence-based Practice

Session Description: Negative health outcomes result when caregivers with limited health literacy do not understand health information related to the child’s care. Assessing health literacy is an effective method to identify caregiver limitations alerting nurses for the need to modify education strategies to enhance caregiver understanding and improve child health outcomes.

Primary Presenter Bio: Jean Potter is an Inpatient Diabetes Nurse Educator and Staff Nurse Level III at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) in Massachusetts. Jean’s work experience includes 32 years of pediatric nursing at BCH in medicine patient services with over 13 years in her current diabetes educator role. Jean is an active participant in quality improvement and evidence-based practices. She contributed to the development of modified education strategies at BCH to improve diabetes education and outcomes for patients and caregivers with limited health literacy. Jean participates in collaborative efforts to promote health literacy assessments and health-literate interventions in her nursing practice and also in her graduate studies.
Primary Presenter Institution: Boston Children's Hospital
Session Type: Evidence-based Practice

Session Description: Negative health outcomes result when caregivers with limited health literacy do not understand health information related to the child’s care. Assessing health literacy is an effective method to identify caregiver limitations alerting nurses for the need to modify education strategies to enhance caregiver understanding and improve child health outcomes.

Primary Presenter Bio: Jean Potter is an Inpatient Diabetes Nurse Educator and Staff Nurse Level III at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) in Massachusetts. Jean’s work experience includes 32 years of pediatric nursing at BCH in medicine patient services with over 13 years in her current diabetes educator role. Jean is an active participant in quality improvement and evidence-based practices. She contributed to the development of modified education strategies at BCH to improve diabetes education and outcomes for patients and caregivers with limited health literacy. Jean participates in collaborative efforts to promote health literacy assessments and health-literate interventions in her nursing practice and also in her graduate studies.
Primary Presenter Institution: Boston Children's Hospital